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Head of Sixth Form’s Welcome

We are a small Catholic Sixth Form, warmly welcoming students of all faiths and beliefs. We take great pride in the education that we offer, the support provided and the guidance given to our students to help them develop into a well-balanced individual which enables them to succeed academically.

Our Sixth Form is a happy and vibrant community which encourages students to become confident, engaged and articulate young adults and our students achieve consistently good examination results enabling them to move on to their chosen path. St Benedict’s believes in education with character and there is a range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities on offer to support students in developing essential life skills. Our curriculum will equip them with the knowledge and understanding required for successful progression to higher education, apprenticeships and the workplace and a range of opportunities and experiences outside the classroom will inspire, build self-esteem and the confidence to achieve.

 

St Benedict’s Sixth Form has always been a place where the individual matters; all students are part of our family. Throughout their time here they will be stimulated, broaden their horizons and step out of their comfort zones, whilst maintaining their integrity and compassion. We warmly invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday 27th February where you can see our Sixth Form and speak with teachers to find out more about our offer.

 

 

Donna Munford

Head of Sixth Form

St Benedict’s continues to compete on the global stage

Students and staff at St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Alcester are again celebrating success after the International Baccalaureate (IB) results were published across the world this weekend.

The school continues to comfortably outperform global averages and this year has seen a significant increase in the number of higher grades achieved. Three students achieved Diploma Programme scores of 40 or above out of the maximum of 45. This puts them in the top 10% of all students that study the IB in 144 countries around the world.

“Many congratulations to our IB students who have achieved another superb set of Sixth Form results this year” commented David Hughes, Headteacher. “The Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength and we are again delighted by our students’ performance.”

The IB Diploma Programme is recognised by universities and employers for the way it combines academic rigour with real world skills in a global context. St Benedict’s embraces its philosophy fully, valuing its educational breadth and depth.

“It is the progress that our students make that particularly impresses me” says Simon Smallman, Head of Sixth Form. “To achieve these results alongside our BTEC performance this year with a truly comprehensive intake of students is fantastic. The support provided by our staff, their dedication, hard work, care, and hours of guidance have paid off and we can again feel justifiably proud of our school.”

St Benedict’s is still open to Sixth Form applications for September and welcomes any enquiries from Year 11 students or parents of students still unsure of their next academic step. Contact is recommended via the school website www.st-benedicts.org, email sixthform@st-benedicts.org or telephone 01789 767030.